Admission Requirements

RN-BS-MSN Candidates 

Applicants are required to be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and meet the requirements for the RN-BS Program. The following courses are required:

  • English: 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 8 credits
  • Life Span Growth and Development : 3 credits
  • Microbiology: 4 credits
  • Non-nursing electives: 15 credits

Nursing License Requirements 

Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

Required Documentation 

  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic source or from the administrative supervisor in the most recent nursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant's graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the graduate program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as an RN by end of second semester.

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Contact Us

School of Nursing
Suzanne Barenski, Ph.D., R.N.
Director of RN Studies
Associate Professor
413-265-2385
barenskis@elms.edu